Finding a Job
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Job Search Safety Advice
You can follow some simple tips to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of a scam. For more information, visit our Job Search Safety Page.
Employment Insurance program
Employment Insurance (EI) provides regular benefits to individuals who lose their jobs through no fault of their own.
Wage Earner Protection Program
If your employer declares bankruptcy or becomes subject to a receivership, you may be eligible to apply for the Wage Earner Protection Program to be reimbursed for unpaid wages and vacation pay.
Other programs and services
Visit CanadaBenefits.gc.ca to find out if you are eligible for other federal, provincial, or territorial government benefits that can help you during your job search.
If you are searching for a new full-time or part-time job in the private or public sector, or if you are returning to work after raising your family, Service Canada can help. There are a number of tools available to help you search job listings, create a résumé, choose a career, and assess your skills.
Job Bank helps you find jobs across Canada and has listings that are updated daily. You can advertise your profile to employers and receive a list of matching jobs.
Try out the new Job Alerts service from Working in Canada, Canada's free job listing and employment information website.
Simply provide your e-mail address and select the job titles and locations that interest you!
To subscribe, visit Working in Canada!
Youth can search the Student/Youth Job Bank to find work opportunities especially for them, or visit the Youth Canada Web site for information and resources to help them with their job search, including tips on writing résumés and cover letters.
Opportunities in the heritage sector
The Canadian Heritage Information Network allows you to search for jobs in museums and the heritage sector.
jobs-emplois.gc.ca is the official Web site for all Government of Canada jobs open to Canadians outside the public service.
Canadian Forces and Department of National Defence
Hundreds of jobs are available in the Canadian Forces as members of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, and in the Department of National Defence as a civilian public-service employee. Special recruiting programs are offered to Aboriginal people who are interested in full-time employment with the Canadian Forces.
Canada Revenue Agency
The Canada Revenue Agency has full-time and part-time work in offices across the country, requiring a wide range of skills.
Parks Canada has many unique and challenging jobs in national parks, national historic sites, and offices across the country.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is looking to fill vacancies of regular members, civilian members, and public-service employees.
Opportunities in other federal departments and agencies
Government Jobs – Department and Agency Direct Hiring offers links to other federal departments and agencies that offer recruiting and job-opportunity information on their sites.
Other job sites
Job Bank provides a list of other job sites to help job seekers in their efforts to find jobs in the public or private sector, either directly or through job placement agencies.
Other programs and services to help Canadians look for and find jobs in Canada may also be available through your provincial or territorial government.
Create a résumé and cover letter
Having a good résumé is key to finding the job you want. The Job bank Web site has Résumé Builder (registration required) to help you create professional-looking résumés by providing résumé writing tips and layout options.
Learn about the labour market
Working in Canada now provides information on job market trends and news. You can also use this site to find out about jobs, skills and other job related information for different regions across Canada.
Access training and career resources
Consult the Training and Career Web site to identify and research career opportunities, learn about available jobs and employment prospects, and explore training options.
Regional information on careers and jobs
The Working in Canada tool allows you to search through job descriptions, wage rates, skill requirements, and training and job opportunities. The information is based on different occupations within specific geographic locations. It helps you make informed decisions about the best career path and educational options available to you.
Find a career counsellor
A career counsellor can help you narrow your options and make decisions.
Assess and develop your skills
The Office of Literacy and Essential Skills offers tools to help individuals assess and develop essential skills for the workplace. Users can also search more than 300 occupational profiles to learn what skills are needed for a particular job.
Training and Employment Initiatives
Employment and Social Development Canada supports several employment programs to help unemployed and underemployed Canadians, including those facing barriers to employment.
Provincial / Territorial Employment Services and Training Assistance
Most provinces and territories offer excellent tools to help you in your search to return to work.
Retraining and Continuing Your Education
CanLearn offers tips and tools on planning and financing your continuing education.
Working In Canada – Job Seekers
Working in Canada offers great tools including employment standards, minimum wages in Canada and information on other government initiatives.
Employment Support for All Canadians
Beginning January 6, 2013, the Connecting Canadians with Available Jobs (CCAJ) initiative will help unemployed people receiving Employment Insurance (EI) regular or fishing benefits stay connected with available jobs that match their skills and are in their local area, and will provide them with the additional support to help them find work.
Employment support for veterans
Canadian Forces veterans may qualify for Veterans Affairs Canada’s Career Transition Services. This program helps Regular Force members, as well as some reservists, get practical help finding a job. The Job Placement Program focuses on job-search training, career counselling, and job-finding assistance.
Employment support for people with disabilities
Unemployed or underemployed people with disabilities may be eligible to receive assistance from the Opportunities Fund. The Opportunities Fund is designed to help people with disabilities prepare for and obtain employment or self-employment. It also helps people develop the skills they need to keep a new job.
Employment support for immigrants
For information that can assist you with your job search, please refer to the Foreign Credentials Referral Office which provides useful information and tools to ensure successful outcome.
Other programs and services to help Canadians plan their careers may also be available through your provincial or territorial government.
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